Julian Bharti '04
After leaving York I went to study McGill University. After being there for about a year, I was itching to enter the professional world. My father is a Mining Financier. I had worked at his office during summers and spare time for years, and I felt I understood the capital markets business more than most of the Professors at McGill! After my second year, I left McGill and began to work with my father. I started off in various junior roles, and after approximately one year, I founded my first business called Caymus Capital Corp., which was an investor in junior mining companies. I have recently sold Caymus to a large publicly-traded Merchant Bank in Toronto. At the end of 2008, I founded an investment banking business which I named Delano Capital Corp., which is now my primary focus. Delano’s mandate is to structure transactions and raise capital for promising junior mining/resource companies. Funnily enough, the financial recession ended up being a huge blessing as we were able to acquire cheap assets and finance companies at rock bottom. This made 2009 a great year for us. I thank luck, timing and opportunistic thinking. I’m quite proud of my success at this age as I’m sure the long rant above shows, but I do also admit that I had a huge leg up into the business from my father.
More importantly, as far as personal life goes, in March of 2007 I met the girl of my dreams. One year later I proposed, and we got married in August of 2008. On November 1, 2009, Christy and I were ecstatic and grateful to welcome our daughter Sienna Monique Bharti into the world. The bottom line is that I really couldn’t be happier with life.
I truly believe that York had a significant role in shaping me into the ambitious and confident person that I have become. York created an atmosphere with very little social pressure, which allowed me to be myself rather than somebody that others wanted me to be. York was a very tough school academically, but my teachers were always ready to assist me in tackling any problems or concerns that I may have had. Because of this I was never nervous asking question after question as I learned this business. I work in a competitive industry full of intimidating people, and the demise of many is their inability to ask for help when they really need it. I never had that problem.
My family and I are currently living in Toronto, though do enjoy some time at our cottage in Muskoka as well as our winter home in Florida.
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